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Dean Ye Zhong Delivering a Keynote Speech at China’s First Summit Forum for Deans of Teacher Education College

To implement Opinions on Deepening the Construction and Reform of Teachers Team in the New Era and advance Action Plan for the Revitalization of Teacher Education, a forum and seminar on construction and reform of teachers team in the new era, guided by department of teachers work of Ministry of Education, was held by East China Normal University(ECNU) from May 11th - 12th. As part of the seminar, the first China’s summit forum for deans of Teacher Education College, hosted by ECNU’s College of Teacher Education, was held in ECNU’s library report hall.

Ye Zhong, dean of College of Teacher Education, Nanjing Normal University(NNU), delivered a keynote speech at this summit forum. He shared the reform course since the establishment of Teacher Education College of NNU for the beginning, and emphasized that NNU as one of the earliest universities launching reform of teacher education is targeting to cultivate people’s educator in the future, reforming the system of teacher education and improving the quality of its training.Dean Ye shared their reform experience in three aspects: condensing resources, cooperative education and integrated resources. He said at this stage we should strengthen subject’s construction, establish professional institute, build teaching staff, improve evaluation mode and construct cooperation mechanism for teacher’s reform and development. He also added that Teacher Education College, as a strong force in building teacher staff in the new era, should be provided with more opportunities and platforms to learn together so as to implement healthy development of National Teacher Education.

It is reported about 151 deans or principals from 91 colleges and universities across the country attended this forum, including 6 Subordinate Normal Universities and over 20 Teacher Education College of Provincial Normal Universities.